Holly Dolly Fashion

Lullaby Versions of Rock Songs

I discovered these lullaby versions of rock songs by Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star on YouTube last week. My littlest one and I were in the hospital after his pyloromyotomy and neither of us could sleep. I was looking up Battleborn by Five Finger Death Punch and this lullaby version popped up. He immediately relaxed and so I played more. I thought this channel was to cool not to share. These aren't your standard lullabies. Some of them sound like they belong in a psychological thriller. Perfectly creepy yet somehow relaxing.

Lullaby Version of Battleborn by Five Finger Death Punch

Lullaby Version of Coming Undone by Korn

They have all sorts of lullaby versions of rock songs available on their YouTube channel and even more on iTunes. What do you think? Would you play these for your little one?


The Story of Cosmetics - What Poisons Are Lurking in Your Bathroom?

This video comes from The Story of Stuff Project, "a community of 750,000 changemakers worldwide."

I love lipstick. A bold shade of berry or a bright neon pink have become my signature shades. What the heck am I putting on my lips though? Do the companies I trust really deserve my trust? Am I willing to spend more for safer products? What will it take to provide safe and affordable products? Does it really cost more to manufacture safe cosmetics? What companies are already producing safe cosmetics? How can I reduce the amounts of toxins myself and my family are exposed to everyday through the daily use of personal care products?

Let's discuss this topic. I'd love to read your input!


Unicorn Salt and Pepper Shakers

Aren't they the coolest?! I spotted these ceramic unicorn salt and pepper shakers at Target while looking for CR 2032 watch batteries for the baby's food scale and I got struck with the "Awwww those are stinkin' awesome babe seriously! unicorns? seriously! salt and pepper shakers? I am so getting these!" *insert goofy amused by random things grin here*

 Logical reasoning for my purchase:

 1.) They're unicorns
 2.) They're practical. They hold salt and pepper.
 3.) Why not?

and now they're sitting on a stand in my room looking pretty because they don't match my kitchen and they do match my bedroom.



update: I knocked my blue footed unicorn off of my shelf and 3 of his legs broke off. Oops. Now I only have the pink one.

What Does Splat "Pink Fetish" Hair Dye Look Like on Hair?

Yep I dyed my hair pink =)

Happy New Year!

Holly Dolly

Balenciaga - Past to Present (2010)

This is a research paper on the history of Balenciaga that I wrote for an English class awhile back. Do not publish elsewhere without my permission.

The Past and Present of the House of Balenciaga
Written by Holly M. Cupp

Balenciaga is one of the most highly acclaimed names in high-fashion.  Cristobal Balenciaga introduced the world to Baby Doll dresses, boxy suits, and re-invented silhouettes. Cristobal Balenciaga was born in 1895 in the Basque region of Spain. His mother was a seamstress so naturally he developed an interest for fashion at an early age. Between the years 1918 -1919, at age sixteen, the fashion icon opened his first shop in San Sebastian, Spain. The reverence he won among the locals inspired him to open a second shop in Madrid and a third in Barcelona. The Spanish Civil War forced Balenciaga to relocate to Paris in 1937. He opened his haute couture house at 10 Avenue George V.